Bavaria Film keeps Cannes coin coming

Co. sold award-winner 'Hours of the Day'

BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. continues to ring up sales from its stint at the international film mart in Cannes earlier this month.

Company sold Directors Fortnight screener and Fipresci-award winner “The Hours of the Day” from Spanish director Jaime Rosales to ARP in France and ICA in the U.K. ICA also picked up Cinefondation entry “Extrano” from Argentinean director Santiago Loza.

Bavaria also ratcheted up further sales of German hit “Good Bye, Lenin!,” which is favored to take picture kudos at next week’s German Film Awards. Pic sold to Swedish distrib Triangelfilm, Korea’s Dongsoong Art Center and Zeus Intl. in Taiwan; Gatenofilms took rights for Costa Rica, Panama and Peru.

Bavaria’s Oscar-winning “Nowhere in Africa” went to Scandinavian Entertainment for Norway and to EDKO in Hong Kong.

Pi Film in Turkey nabbed Robert Schwendtke suspense film “Tattoo,” Iran’s Farabi Cinema Foundation bought Hermine Huntgeburth’s tyke witch tale “Bibi Blocksberg” and Japanese satcaster Cinefil Imagica acquired Andreas Dresen’s “Grill Point.”

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